Why don’t we conduct inference on the linear correlation coefficient?
Step 1 of 5) Why don’t we conduct inference on the linear correlation coefficient The normal probability distribution is often referred to as the Gaussian distribution in honor of Carl Gauss, the individual thought to have discovered the idea. However, it was actually Abraham de Moivre who frst wrote down the equation of the normal distribution. Gauss was born in Brunswick, Germany, on April 30, 1777. Mathematical prowess was evident early in Gauss’s life. At age 8 he was able to instantly add the frst 100 integers. In 1799, Gauss earned his doctorate. The subject of his dissertation was the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. In 1809, Gauss published a book on the mathematics of planetary orbits. In this book, he further developed the theory of least-squares regression by analyzing the errors. The analysis of these errors led to the discovery that errors follow a normal distribution. Gauss was considered to be “glacially cold” as a person and had troubled relationships with his family. Gauss died on February 23, 1855.